Thursday, April 2, 2015

OPAM March finishes - Trivets, Mug Rugs and Table Toppers


April started with a sale in my Etsy shop! That feels good!

Some of the items in this blog post are already listed in my Etsy Shop and the others will be listed soon.  

Shame on me, I haven't worked on UFO's at all since my previous post! That doesn't mean I have not been sewing, I have. As you may remember, I love using up bits and pieces and that is what I have been doing. My latest craze is trivets! LOL They are so easy and fun to make. I love mug rugs too and have a few finishes as well as a couple of table toppers. 


This floral stripe was leftover from a few other finished items and was sitting here forever before I decided to add some matching fabric and make it into 3 different trivets. The piece of stripe was just enough for these 3 trivets. 

A piece of beautiful rose fabric, just enough for the center of this trivet. 

A piece of fun lobster fabric turned into 2 trivets. I got the fabric from my dear friend Kari (no blog) a couple of years ago. I still have enough for 2 more trivets, which will have a red border. 

A piece of rose fabric surrounded by dusty sage green. 
No bragging, but this one is definitely my favorite. 

Another leftover stripe and pink floral fabric - 2 trivets.

Table toppers

I'm a proud member of THE HOT BOBBIN team on Etsy. Every month there's a challenge to make a new item with a theme. So far so good, but for March the challenge was to make an item using purple and green fabrics. OOPS! I think the purple fabrics I have can be counted on two hands only. I had to gather a few here and a few there and it took me two weeks to come up with something. Green fabrics was a 'problem' too. In spite of having quite some greens, it's never the right green, isn't it?! :) 

I finally came up with this design for a table topper or candle mat. I used one light and one dark purple fabric, together with shamrock green and pretty pansies fabric. It was a fun challenge, far outside my comfort zone! :) 

And working with purple... I had totally forgotten this beautiful pansies fabric. I added some purple with tiny white dots, and voila! A table runner.

Mug rugs

I have had these coffee mini panels forever and now the right time came to make them into mug rugs

Cafe Latte



Cafe Americano


I loved making these small items. It feels good doing small items after finishing 3 big quilts. Well, #3 I have left to hem, but that seems to take forever! 
Today I got fabric for the border on yet another UFO. I have the batting and backing so I think I should empty my sewing table and get going with the sandwiching - PHEW! :) 

To all my readers; HAPPY EASTER! 


Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Happy Easter and Happy April to you too. Such a variety of trivets and runners. Especially love the last purple one.

Happy days.

Karen S said...

Great work with all your trivets and mug rugs. Lovely fabrics all round.
Well done with the purple and green challenge, too.Lovely finish.